Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has directed the police to arrest Sunday Igboho and others causing tension in the state. On Friday, Igboho went to Igangan to restate his ultimatum to Fulanis to leave. Makinde consequently declared that his government would not allow anyone hiding under the guise of protecting Yoruba interests to cause ethnic tension and perpetrate crisis. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Igboho, attacked a Fulani settlement in the town. It was a black Friday at Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State as hundreds of residents led by Yoruba nation ‘agitator’. Mr. Adeyemo had earlier issued an ultimatum to Fulani community in the Ibarapa axis of the state to vacate the area or produce the suspected kidnappers and murderers among the Fulani.
He alleged that the killings and kidnappings in the area are being perpetrated by some Fulani who is known to the Fulani community leadership.
The seven-day ‘quit notice’ to members of the Fulani community elapsed on Friday. Mr. Adeyemo and his supporters visited the community to eject the head of the Fulani community, the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and members of the community in Igangan.
This is despite the warning by Governor Seyi Makinde, in a broadcast, that he would not “make any law-abiding resident of Oyo State feel unsafe in their homes, farms, or business places. We are aware of some people circulating flyers and giving people ultimatums to leave their land. This is totally unacceptable and will not be condoned.”
Mr. Adeyemo, however, defied Mr. Makinde’s warning by storming Igangan community with fully armed youths.
Sunday Igboho, who is married to two wives and has children is a politician and a grassroots mobilise, he has a reputation for defending people against injustice. He is the chairman of Adeson International Business Concept Ltd and popularly referred to as the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba.
Igboho started off as a motorcycle repairer and then ventured into automobiles where he sells cars and was able to start Adeson business Concept.
He gained social media recognition in January 2021 when he gave a week ultimatum to herdsmen in Ibarapa to vacate the land after the killing of Dr. Aborode.
He is alleged to possess metaphysical powers and is a strong advocate for the Oduduwa republic.